Film Assignments

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Week 37 2020 Online (All done. Have a good summer.)

May 18 - 22, 2020

You are all done. Nothing new this week. Just turn in anything from the past weeks. Have a good summer.




Friday, May 15, 2020

Week 36 2020 Online (Post Production: Editing)

May 11 - 15, 2020




Daily Requirements: 
1. Visit Website: www.freemangrafix.com.
2. Answer daily Starter.
3. Enter your answer into the google form. https://forms.gle/yfufL6qpSzQxebeEA
How to turn in work: Copy and paste the progress form and document your work with screenshots and
writing what you did each week and submit to Canvas. Progress Form.
1. If you have a camera and editing software do film project.
2. No Equipment you will need to write and research how film and how you would
have implemented your ideas.

3. I will have a Zoom meeting one a week to answer any questions.
Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/2057032934
Password: 171479

Objective: Edit Video and Export
Assignment: Edit Video and Export
Details: Choose some editing software to edit your video clips with. For example; Premiere Pro, iMovie, Vegas Pro, Wevideo, and others.

Links:
Apple: iMovie
Chromebook Video Editor: https://www.wevideo.com/
Example: https://www.wevideo.com/view/1705347197




Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Week 35 2020 Online (Production: Capturing)

May 4 - 8, 2020




Daily Requirements: 
1. Visit Website: www.freemangrafix.com.
2. Answer daily Starter.
3. Enter your answer into the google form. https://forms.gle/yfufL6qpSzQxebeEA
How to turn in work: Copy and paste the progress form and document your work with screenshots and
writing what you did each week and submit to Canvas. Progress Form.
1. If you have a camera and editing software do film project.
2. No Equipment you will need to write and research how film and how you would
have implemented your ideas.

3. I will have a Zoom meeting one a week to answer any questions.
Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/2057032934
Password: 171479

Objective: Download Video to Computer
Assignment: Capturing & Downloading Video
Details: Upload your video clips to your computer and organize them in a folder ready to edit.




Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Week 34 2020 Online (Production: FIlming)

April 27 - May 1, 2020


Fourth Quarter


Week 34 (April 27 - May 1) -Production: Filming.

Daily Requirements: 
1. Visit Website: www.freemangrafix.com.
2. Answer daily Starter.
3. Enter your answer into the google form. https://forms.gle/yfufL6qpSzQxebeEA
How to turn in work: Copy and paste the progress form and document your work with screenshots and
writing what you did each week and submit to Canvas. Progress Form.
1. If you have a camera and editing software do film project.
2. No Equipment you will need to write and research how film and how you would
have implemented your ideas.

3. I will have a Zoom meeting one a week to answer any questions.
Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/2057032934
Password: 171479


Download the following worksheet: Camera Tech


Production

-Script
-Storyboard
-Shot List
-Filming


Post Production

-Capture Footage
-Editing
-Exporting Assignment: Shot List
Details:
Links: http://www.thewildclassroom.com/wildfilmschool/gettingstarted/camerashots.html
DISCUSSION: Log on to your Canvas account to complete your assignment.

Camera Shots, Angles, and Movements

I’m sure you’re itching to start shooting.  In fact, I bet you already have, but do you know the tricks of the trade?  Do you know the industry standards?  Before you start making a new style for yourself, you better know what tools you have to choose from.

Rule of ThirdsProper framing

The first thing to learn is how to frame your subject.  If you’re a still photographer you’ll already know about the rule of thirds.  This works for filmmaking as well.  Notice the website below. 
The rule of thirds:
This is a general principle in photography, which is generally considered to make shots more appealing to the eye.  One can easily visualize this rule by taking a frame and dividing the horizontal piece into three equal sections and dividing the vertical in three equal sections.  This creates 9 equal sections.  Where these sections meet are four points on the frame.  By aligning the central object into these points of the frame (often called the power points), instead of centering the object, you get more aesthetically and professional-looking shots.
However, we should note that while we describe this as the RULE of thirds, it might better be used as a guideline. 
Common uses of this rule in video are:
  • Framing an interview: The eyes of your subject should fall in one of the upper powerpoints and the subject should be looking towards the empty space on the frame.
  • Shooting a horizon: Rather than position the horizon on the center of the frame, align it along the upper or lower third depending on what you want to emphasize.  For example, if you’re shooting a cloud time-lapse you will want two-thirds of the shot centered on the sky.

Basic Camera Shot types:

Extreme Wide Shots (EWS) act to establish the area.
Wide Shots (WS) show the entire person or area.  They’re great for establishing the scene and allow for good action of the characters.  Sometimes this is known as the long shot.
Medium Shots (MS) frame the subject from the waste up.  This is the most common shot and allows for hand gestures and motion.
Medium Close Ups (MCU) shots show the subject in more detail and are often framed from just below the shoulders to the top of the head.
Close Ups (CU) show a particular part of your subject.  For people this usually means the shot frames just the head!
Extreme Close Ups (ECU) are much tighter close-up shots in which you get detail greater than the human eye might be able to normally perceive.  An example of this shot might be of the mouth and eyes together
Camera Shots and Angles

Advanced Camera Shot Types

Two Shot: This is a shot of two peoples (or other individuals) together. 
Cut Away (CA): Cutaways are used in the editing process to fill in footage which is different from the main action.  B-roll is often used for cut-aways.  An example might be a cut away of a bird singing if the shot is focused on a couple in the woods. 
Over the Shoulder Shots (OSS) are shot from behind the person towards their subject.  Generally the frame is cut off just behind the ear, although there are several variations.  A good technique to use to get this shot is to frame the person facing the subject with about one third of the frame.
Point of View (POV): This is an effective shot that gives the audience the feel that you’re seeing it from the eyes of the performer.  It is taken from near the eye-level of the actor and shows what he might see.  It could be used to give the perspective of other animals too like a frog, a bird, or a fish.
Selective Focus: By using a large aperture value (f/1.4, f/2.0) you will be able to create a shallow depth of field.  This effectively leaves one part of the frame in focus while blurring others, such as the foreground or background.  When you change the focus in the shot from the foreground to the background you’re doing another advanced camera shot called a rack focus.

Monday, April 20, 2020

Week 33 2020 Online (Production Company)

April 20 - 24, 2020

Fourth Quarter


Daily Requirements: 
1. Visit Website: www.freemangrafix.com.
2. Answer daily Starter.
3. Enter your answer into the google form. https://forms.gle/yfufL6qpSzQxebeEA

How to turn in work: Copy and paste the progress form and document your work with screenshots and
writing what you did each week and submit to Canvas. Progress Form.
1. If you have a camera and editing software do film project.
2. No Equipment you will need to write and research how film and how you would
have implemented your ideas.

3. I will have a Zoom meeting one a week to answer any questions.
Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/2057032934
Password: 171479


Objective: Edit multiple layers of video
Assignment: Create a Production Company Intro using Photoshop & After Effects
Details: Layout a background, Name, and Graphic in Photoshop. Import Photoshop file into After Effects to animate for 5 to 10 seconds. Export to movie.
Link: https://freemangraphics.weebly.com/film--video.html



















Video Tutorials













Sunday, April 12, 2020

Week 32 2020 online (Film Project)

April 13 - 17, 2020

Fourth Quarter

Daily Requirements: 
1. Visit Website: www.freemangrafix.com.
2. Answer daily Starter.
3. Enter your answer into the google form. https://forms.gle/yfufL6qpSzQxebeEA

How to turn in work: Copy and paste the progress form and document your work with screenshots and
writing what you did each week and submit to Canvas. Progress Form.
1. If you have a camera and editing software do film project.
2. No Equipment you will need to write and research how film and how you would
have implemented your ideas.

3. I will have a Zoom meeting one a week to answer any questions.
Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/2057032934
Password: 171479


Assignment: Film Project
Details: Choose a prop. Write a script, create a storyboard and shot list for 20 minutes. Film your video. Use five different camera angles.

Timeline:
Week 32 (April 13-17)
-Storyboard (50pts)
-Film Camera Techniques (50pts)

Week 33 (April 20 - 24)
-Production Company Intro (50pts)
-Shot List (50pts)

Week 34 (April 27 - May 1)
Film

Week 35 (May 4 - 8)
Film & Edit

Week 36 (May 11 - 15)
Finish editing

Week 37 (May 18 - 22)
Turn In Film project & Portfolio

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Week 30 2020 Online Class W2 (Sound FX)

March 23 - 27, 2020

Continue to online class. 3rd Quarter end on March 27th.

Daily Requirements: 
1. Visit Website: www.freemangrafix.com.
2. Answer daily Starter.
3. Enter your answer into the google form. https://forms.gle/yfufL6qpSzQxebeEA

Extra Credit: 
1. Adding Sound FX
2. Animate your project if you have access to Adobe Animate.




Assignment: 5 Sound FX (100 pts)
Details: Use sounds library in flash, download or create sound effects in Garage Band. Use .mp3 or .wav files when importing into flash.

Sound FX Links
Soundbible
Freesounds
Findsounds
Flash Kit
Speak Text
Sounddogs


Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Week 29 2020 Online Class W1 (Ninja Animator)

March 18 - 20, 2020

Welcome to online class.

This class will continue through the website we have been using this year.
You can also go to Canvas which will have a link back to this site. www.freemangrafix.com.

Daily Requirements: 
1. Visit Website: www.freemangrafix.com.
2. Answer daily Starter.
3. Enter your answer into the google form. https://forms.gle/yfufL6qpSzQxebeEA

Extra Credit: 
1. Ninja Animator
2. Animate your project if you have access to Adobe Animate.



Objective: Scene Animation
Assignment: Complete Levels 1-4 (100 pts)
Click to download Level 1-4





Flash Ninja Animation Tutorials

End

Monday, March 9, 2020

Week 28 2020 Five Backgrounds

March 2 - 13, 2020



Digital Graphics
March 2-6Week 27

March 9-13Week 28
Character Design & Storyboard

March 9-13Week 285 Backgrounds
March 16-20Week 29
Sound FX & Animation

March 23-27Week 30Title & Credits
Mar. 30-April 3Week 31
Testing & Submit Portfolio

April 6-10
Spring Break




Assignment: Create 5 characters and 5 Backgrounds.
- 5 Characters (50 pts)
- 5 Backgrounds (50 pts)























Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Week 27 2020 Brainstorm & Planning

March 2 - 6, 2020



Digital Graphics
March 2-6Week 27

March 9-13Week 28
Character Design & Storyboard

March 9-13Week 285 Backgrounds
March 16-20Week 29
Sound FX & Animation

March 23-27Week 30Title & Credits
Mar. 30-April 3Week 31
Testing & Submit Portfolio

April 6-10
Spring Break


Objective: Brainstorm & Planning
Assignment: Storyboard (50 pts)
Details: Draw your cartoon in a storyboard.




Assignment: Create 5 characters and 5 Backgrounds.
- 5 Characters (50 pts)
- 5 Backgrounds (50 pts)













Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Week 26 2020 Shape Tween & Graphic Symbol

February 24 - 27, 2020


 Objective: Draw using shapes and lines.
Assignment: Shape Tween Animation 25 pts.
Details: Use the drawing tools to draw a background in Animate. Use color and the gradient tool to make it look good.
Save As: Shapetween.fla




Objective: Use Graphic Symbols to Animate
Assignment: Graphic Symbol (50 pts)
Details: Draw an object and convert to a Graphic Symbol. Double click on the symbol and animate on new timeline.
Save As: GraphicSymbol.fla




Video Tutorials

Shape Tween Animation

Graphic Symbol

Pause a Character
Grow Character




Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Week 25 2020 Basic Animation

February 17 - 21, 2020

Objective: Animate using the timeline.
Assignment: 5 second frame by frame animation. (50 pts)
Details: Use the timeline to create a frame by frame animation. You will need to use the hot key F6 to create a key frame & Shift + F5 to remove key frames. The animation will go for 120 frames which is 5 seconds.



Objective: Use Tween to Animate
Assignment: Tween Animation (50 pts)
Details: Use the timeline to create a tween animation. You will need to use the hot key F5 to create a  frames & Shift + F5 to remove frames. The animation will go for 120 frames which is 5 seconds. Use a minimum of 3 Layers.



Video Tutorials

Tween Animation

Flash Short Cuts

Pause a Character
Grow Character




Thursday, February 6, 2020

Week 24 2020 Adobe Animate

February 10 - 14, 2020


Objective: Draw using shapes and lines.
Assignment: Drawing 50 pts.
Details: Use the drawing tools to draw a background in Adobe Animation. Use color and the gradient tool to make it look good.




Video Tutorial


Flash Properties & Stage








Flash Selection Tool








Flash scale & rotate








Flash Color & Gradient Tool








Flash Drawing Backgrounds








Flash Drawing Characters






Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Week 23 2020 Foley Artist

February 4 - 7, 2020


Objective: Record Audio
Assignment-4: Five Foley Sounds
Details: Create 5 sounds. Use a recording device to record your 5 sound FX.
Upload to Portfolio:  https://freemangraphics.weebly.com/audio.html
Export as: .mp3 or .m4a


Who invented Foley sound?
Jack Donovan Foley (April 12, 1891 – November 9, 1967) was the developer of many sound effect techniques used in filmmaking. He is credited with developing a unique method for performing sound effects live and in synchrony with the picture during a film's post-production.

Career:  Foley Artist

How much money does a Foley artist make a year?
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics does not collect employment or wage data for foley artists. But according to the Motion Picture Editors Guild, the guaranteed wage for guild member foley artists is $2,000 per week, $340 per day, or $42 per hour.
Foley artist - Bureau of Labor Statistics
https://www.bls.gov/careeroutlook/2011/spring/yawhat.pdf

Monday, January 27, 2020

Week 22 2020 Radio Ad

January 27 - 31 2020



Objective: Record audio
Assignment-3: Radio Ad
Details: Create a 10-30 second ad for radio. Use sound effects and record your voice for the ad. Include a minimum of 3 sound effects.
Upload to Portfolio:  https://freemangraphics.weebly.com/audio.html

Break up into a  groups of 2 to 3 students.
Brainstorm ideas.
Topics:
1. Sell a product.
2. Promote an event
3. Warning

Part 1 - Write a script of what is going to be said.
Part 2 - Record Voice in QuickTime or Garage Band.
Part 3 - Add 3 or more sound effects.

Links for sound effects
Sound Bible: http://soundbible.com/
FMA: http://freemusicarchive.org/genre/Electronic/
Imcompetech: http://incompetech.com/
Find Sounds: http://www.findsounds.com/